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Q140. What animals are a skein in the air?
Geese (better use the word ‘creature’ next time, to avoid dispute!).

Q141. Matt Baker joined which BBC programme as a presenter in 1999?
Think it was Blue Peter, but never saw it at that time.

Q142. Which is worth more, a florin or a half-crown?
Half a crown is worth 6 pence more. As kids, we used to sing
‘Rule Britannia, two tanners make a bob, 3 make 18 pence and 4, 2 bob’).

Going back to my rodent, I’ve finally found out what it is – a Garden Dormouse!

Albox, Costa Almeria, Spain

Q140. What animals are a skein in the air?
We are surrounded by reservoirs and often see a skein of Geese flying overhead to settle in for the night.

Q141. Matt Baker joined which BBC programme as a presenter in 1999?
I only know him in Countryfile but I think he has also presented the One Show and Blue Peter. So, judging by his age, I’d say Blue Peter?

Q142. Which is worth more, a florin or a half-crown?
A half crown as it was worth two shillings and sixpence whereas a florin was worth two shillings or two bob. When we visited The Gambia the children shouted “Twobob” at us. We thought they were asking for money but our local guide explained that two bob or “Toubab” was the common name for a white person when The Gambia was a British Colony and that two bob represented a good finanical tip.

No idea as I didn’t know animals could fly. If the question was birds I would say geese.
Blue Peter
Half Crown. Florin was 2 shillings, half crown two shillings and sixpence. Still have a couple somewhere, the good old days.

London

Well done Alan & Gill for the full score.

yorkshirecat wrote:

Teenage mutant ninja turtle? My older sons were huge fans

2/3 for you Carole, so also well done. Your head was in the same space as mine re the “Heroes in a half shell” as my son was also a huge fan. Nice picture.

Essex UK

Q137. During the Renaissance the Italian Donatello was a prominent what?
Sculptor (and later Ninja Turtle) – seen his work in Florence, but for
me not as good as Michaelangelo’s work.

Q138. Which is further north, Ramsgate or Margate?
Don’t know, but as it’s a 50/50 chance I’ll choose Margate.

Q139. Who wrote the 1984 novel “The Camomile Lawn”?
Mary Wesley (read it a long time ago. Think the adapted it for TV
but didn’t see it).

Albox, Costa Almeria, Spain

Q137. During the Renaissance the Italian Donatello was a prominent what?
Teenage mutant ninja turtle? My older sons were huge fans in the 80s and I even fashioned them little outfits (See photo below – thank goodness neither is old enough to be a silver traveller yet!). The original Donatello was a sculptor – I am sure I saw some of his works in Florence.

Q138. Which is further north, Ramsgate or Margate?
I’ve taken a hovercraft to France from Ramsgate so I suspect Margate is further north.

Q139. Who wrote the 1984 novel “The Camomile Lawn”?
Cannot remember but I loved the TV series set in Cornwall and always fancied growing a camomile lawn.

Sculpture, believe he did the statue of David in bronze.
Margate
Margaret Wesley?

London

Well done, you both got the last two correct.

The Bond film was “The Living Daylights”. Released in 1987 it was the 15th film of the franchise & had Timothy Dalton playing Bond.

Can’t say that I thought Dalton was a particularly convincing Bond



I did like the theme tune to this one by A-ha



yorkshirecat wrote:

and more than 30 years later my son who lives in Berlin went to see her live.

Most have made an impression on him.

Essex UK

Q134. Which film celebrated the 25th anniversary of the James Bond series?
No idea. Normally only watch films on long-haul flights.

Q135. What type of drugs are used particularly to fight allergies?
Antihistamines

Q136. What relation are the singers Neneh Cherry & Eagle-Eye-Cherry?
Don’t know, but would guess as they are both modern day singers
that they may be brother and sister?.

Albox, Costa Almeria, Spain

@yorkshirecat wrote:

How do you go back into correct typos if you spot them?

Once you have clicked submit, there is a box with a pen inside it (next to the report triangle). You have 5 mins to make any edits, after this time only the Moderators have the ability to further edit posts.

Prior to pressing submit you can make as many changes as you like, there is also a preview button (the camera icon next to the “Upload Image” button) that shows you what your post will look like. Any alterations prior to pressing submit must be done in the posting box, not the preview window.

Hope that helps.

Essex UK
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